Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Are Smartphones a good idea? Liz is a clinical assistant professor in education technologies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. published by ISTE in 2013), Learning First, Technology Second (published by ISTE in 2017).

For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’

Edsurge

This article is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Recently, we asked Dintersmith for his thoughts on the decade in edtech, as someone who’s seen a fair number of sides of it. EdSurge : What technology has been the most disappointing?

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Three Reasons to Use Smartphones in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

If educators can embrace using mobile technologies to enhance and personalize learning, they can use them to engage students in new and innovative ways. While schools debate whether or not using smartphones in the classroom is beneficial, students are already using them […].

5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? Here are five ways edtech can kick up your social studies program: Simulations and games.

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Effective Uses of EdTech: Practicing Spaced Repetition for Improved Memory

EmergingEdTech

The best uses of education technology are not about the technology – they're about teaching and learning. Technology can be a powerful tool, but it's all about how its used.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

The technology I use in my classroom everyday? DJI Phone Camera Gimbal from OSMO Mobile [link] – the price has dropped from $399 to $299 from when I bought it so the price I stated in the podcast is actually lower now – a handheld “tripod” for smartphones.

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Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

Have you ever checked out the website for an edtech product only to close your computer knowing less about the product than when you started? This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge. The Role of Logic Models in Edtech Adoption.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations.

How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

The success of educators nowadays is based on the interrelation between mastering their subject matter, pedagogy and the technology that supports teaching. Teachers need to choose and use the right educational technology — or edtech — to elevate teaching as well.

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8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)

Ditch That Textbook

With new technology, today’s classrooms have tools that can make learning happen that was impossible in recent years. The smartphones that many students carry in their pockets are much more powerful than the technology [.].

Back to the Basics: 4 Effective Technologies For Teaching and Learning

EmergingEdTech

While Flashy New Technology can be fun to Consider, Proven Solutions Should not be Overlooked The world of EdTech is often focused on flashy gadgets too expensive for school budgets.

Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

Edsurge

Over the past decade, Michael Moe and his business partner, Deborah Quazzo, have been central players in building the education technology economy. Together they have run the ASU GSV Summit , the annual must-go-to event for business leaders and investors in edtech.

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing. Another example of this is smartphones.

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Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money

Edsurge

smartphone and Wi-Fi adoption, which continues to grow unabated as evidenced in latest internet trends deck from renowned investor Mary Meeker. In education technology, a litany of surveys published this decade have touted the growing adoption of digital learning tools.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

5 Irresistible Benefits of Technology in the Math Classroom

Prodigy

The longer educators stand in opposition to technology in the math classroom, the more challenging it will be to engage today’s students. For better or worse, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a student apart from some form of mobile technology. School leaders admin EdTech

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer.

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively

EdTech Magazine

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively. Like any classroom tool, the youngest learners need good guidance and examples when it comes to engaging with technology in the classroom. It’s well-established that educational technology has a place in the lowest grades.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact. Set EdTech Class Procedures.

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Why Edtech Executives Need to Go Back to School — as Teachers

Edsurge

When I was a middle school teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District, I looked longingly at the work of sales reps and trainers at edtech companies. For this reason, and because of all the gems of wisdom and insight that come from teaching, I think it’s time for education technology leaders to head to the classroom—as teachers. In this context, an edtech company’s “small” ask might (rightfully) take its place at the back of a long queue.

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Education Looks Eastward: Snapshots from Beijing's Global Education Technology Summit

Edsurge

To try to better understand this dynamic and fast-changing environment, thousands of entrepreneurs and education leaders from 34 countries gathered here this week for the Global Education Technology Summit. China had a reputation for copying technology from Silicon Valley, but these days the country has developed its own unique technology environment—what a new book by Kai-Fu Lee, former head of Google China, calls an “alternate internet universe.”

New Global Survey Offers Snapshot of Technology in the Classroom in 2019

EdTech Magazine

New Global Survey Offers Snapshot of Technology in the Classroom in 2019. The survey found that use of technology in schools worldwide continues to grow, with 48 percent of students reporting they use a desktop computer in the classroom. Smartphones Are Not Universal in K–12.

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Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

Edsurge

He is the founder of Injini , an edtech accelerator based in South Africa, that launched this year to support education startups from across the continent. The Injini accelerator is part of the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), established in 1999 to support entrepreneurs in Cape Town. Their capabilities are often described as a halfway between basic and smartphones.) Education Technology Incubators Edtech Business

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Finally, as with all new edtech, a successful rollout depends on having a well-thought-out plan. Dr. Nesbitt has been a teacher, instructional and technology coach, consultant, coordinator and director. The post Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access appeared first on edWeb.

3 Ways Schools Can Fund Education Technology

Edudemic

There’s no question that technology is fundamentally changing the way we teach and learn. But increasing technological ubiquity doesn’t mean equality in terms of access and quality. For those on the more privileged side of the digital divide, it’s easy to take access to personal computers, tablets, smartphones and the internet for granted. The post 3 Ways Schools Can Fund Education Technology appeared first on Edudemic.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

“While we (teachers) are not always comfortable with technology, we need to think about students first and work through our challenges to make things better for them,” said Sharon Plante, Director of Technology for the Southport School, Southport, CT, during a recent edWebinar.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools?

Beyond Digital Literacy: How EdTech Fosters Children’s Social-Emotional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most educators–and parents–focus technology benefits on how it helps academically, but efriend Joe Peters reminded me the other day that there’s more to it than that. Technology also helps to prepare students for the future and improves the retention rate of information.

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Follow Along With a Grad Seminar About Edtech: Part 1, Picking the Best Tech

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. When teaching a course on edtech, it’s logical to start with a look at how professors can select the best tech tools for their courses. On the one hand, we have more tools to choose from, and many services have gotten easier to use (think of the shift from wiki markup to Google Docs, or from separate video cameras and editing suites to all-in-one apps on smartphones).

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Science Backed Learning Techniques Make Learnia a Powerful (and Fun!) App

EmergingEdTech

The author of this site recently wrote an excellent article in an attempt to encourage emerging edtech tools to follow a more scientific approach to learning.

AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning

EdTech Magazine

AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. Technology helps educators give each student the attention he or she needs, through tools such as online learning modules, personal tablets and, now, virtual and augmented reality. .

Innovativeness is the Pedagogy for the Future #edtech #wanderlustEDU

techlearning

Our supplies might be a new instructional strategy or program, but often the newest thing is perceived as a form of technology. What is it about technology that compels us to believe it is a necessary component for a well-rounded education?

Top 3 EdTech Predictions for 2016 and Beyond

Waterford

The year is well under way and we have been anxiously watching the Internet to see the latest edtech predictions for 2016. Based on the numerous articles we’ve read, we’ve compiled our top 3 list edtech predictions for 2016.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice. EdTech News News news

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